Colleen Kane

Colleen Kane
Special to CNBC.com

Colleen Kane is a writer for CNBC.com covering luxury and unusual real estate as well as travel and other topics. Her essays and articles have appeared in The Oxford American, Bust, Spin, the anthology Madonna and Me, and in many other publications. She created the urban exploration website Abandoned Baton Rouge and more recently set her camera sights on the ruins of Borscht Belt resorts.

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  • Six Ways Employers Make Employees Quit Wednesday, 2 Feb 2011 | 6:13 PM ET
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    Especially in this economy, workers don’t leave their jobs without a good reason. Executives from the executive search firm DHR International opined on some of the most common ways employees become disenchanted and disenfranchised enough to cut themselves loose from their jobs. In the enigmatic realm of credit scores, 850 is the magic number—the almost mythical perfect score. But how possible is it really to achieve an 850, and is it worth the effort?

  • Weird but Wonderful Homes Tuesday, 1 Feb 2011 | 2:19 PM ET
    Suburban tract homes be damned, America still has a healthy supply of homes that make you go “hmm,” and TopTenRealEstateDeals.com has compiled a list of some real doozies called The . These are homes with stories to tell and questions to answer—there’s intrigue and mystery. Two of these homes are built in honor of a loved one. Some of them are open to the public, some are private homes, and most of these in the list are even for sale. Multiple homes on the list are energy efficient and even off

    America has a healthy supply of homes that make you go “hmm.” TopTenRealEstateDeals.com has compiled a list of some real doozies called The Top 10 Weird but Wonderful Homes.

  • Homes Of Celebrity Couples Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 3:05 PM ET
    Celebrity couples are rich, famous, successful, beautiful, and in love. They also live in ridiculously luxurious and opulent multi-million-dollar homes, often with breathtaking views. Don’t you just hate them, yet at the same time also want to examine every detail of their homes? What does $45,000 monthly rent get you? What type of living space does $16 million buy in New York City real estate? Click ahead to find how the other half (and their other halves) live.

    What does $45,000 monthly rent get you? What type of living space does $16 million buy in New York City real estate? Click to find out.